Latest posts by Verdun

Paralysed but excited

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 22:10

Tempting you mean? 

Paralysed but excited

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 22:01

LG, better I think to get a sheet of plastic over a framework of bricks or wood to protect your perennials 

Pyracantha on house wall

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 17:32

My advice is no around the door.  Pyracantha is a just about the most vicious shrub you can plant around a door way.  

Against a wall it can look superb.  Trained and pruned annually  and away from people it is excellent.

Sweet Peas

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 16:34

Chitting and soaking, for me, are not necessary.    

However, Rosie, if it works for you continue with it 

Acers & Honeysuckle

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 15:37

Novice, prune your honeysuckle, albeit now with a few leaves, in March. A severe frost now could damage it if you prune now.

acer?  Pot it now if your pot is damaged and roots exposed.  A delay though of 4 or 5 weeks is preferable.  I trim off damaged wood...die back....when shoots are showing in spring.  No large cuts then though for me 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 12:06

Must get that iris Berghill......lovely 

Moving a camelia

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 12:03

Oky doky Prim 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 11:59

You forkgot it was the spade you broke then Winter.....nice to see you back.  (People panicking you had gone!!! 

no gardening weather here ....rain well and truly settled in.     Well, at least it is still warm 


Posted: 26/01/2016 at 07:29

Morning folks 

very warm and dry and windy.  

Very heavy rain and gales due here soon 

Moving a camelia

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 17:45

Hiya Primrose

I would mix in some dried manure and John innes ericaceous ......just to acidify a little..... with your soil and backfill with it. 

I think the ground will be already wet enough around the don't want mud.  

I like to create a recess after planting to allow for generous watering.  A couple of days later I would repeat.  Then a mulch of same dried manure and ericaceous or pine bark chips.  

you may lose flowers ..depends on how easily it moves...but it will settle in.  A bit of a light prune too, after flowering, will help it 



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